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1986 May

Letters to the Editor: May 1986

Somewhat Irrelevant... No Exception... Is It too Late?

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Is Christianity the Same as Buddhism Underneath?

SEARCHING FOR THE REAL GOD

Thomas W. Case

By some stretch of the imagination, Buddhism can be chopped down to fit Christianity, but Christianity cannot be chopped down to fit Buddhism.

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“Conservatism” in Europe

THE FUTURE OF AN IMPORTED WORLDVIEW

Thomas Molnar

The Right in Western Europe is the immediate heir to the pre-1945, even pre-1914, system of values which it keeps alive on the political/cultural landscape.

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The Soaring Birds of Freedom

POEM

David Mitros

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Humility’s Sorry Fortunes in Society & Philosophy

ON THE VIRTUE OF HUMILITY

James G. Hanink

The Christian doctrine of humility strikes the secular mind as paradoxical in its insistence that the better a person is the more humble a person should be.

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Sonnet

POEM

“Julian Norwich”

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Haiti: Discovering Wealth in Poverty

GUEST COLUMN

Gil Hedley

We are blind to the vast and real poverty of our own country, which may only become apparent upon encountering spiritual wealth.

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Remembering Reinhold Niebuhr

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

Niebuhr was the most extraordinary of preachers — a powerfully compelling delivery, all extemporaneous. As a teacher he called upon history and politics with great ease.

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A Critique of the Second Draft

CHRIST & NEIGHBOR

John C. Cort

The people of the USA are unwilling to make the right to a job a top priority and to get up the money to pay for it, even though they can easily afford to do so.

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John XXIII

POEM

“Julian Norwich”

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Just Awful

A CINEMATIC VIEW

Robert E. Lauder

Contemporary film is quite advanced; the tools are available for making significant films. What is obviously lacking is insight.

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Jean Vanier & the “Little Ones”

Michael Downey

In l’Arche communities, the handicapped and non-handicapped live a common life, breaking down barriers between “normal” and retarded, strong and weak, rich and poor.

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Reflections on Marriage After Vatican II

Marshall Fightlin

It is because of this intimate connection between the Eucharist and the remarried person’s prior marriage, that reception of the Eucharist must be refused.

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Briefly Reviewed: May 1986

Molchanie: The Silence of God... The Generation That Knew Not Josef... Celebrating the Single Life: A Spirituality for Single Persons in Today’s World... How Brave a New World? Dilemmas in Bioethics... Science Education and Ethical Values: Introducing Ethics and Religion into the Science Classroom and Laboratory...

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